Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Beth n Rod

      The Grime Scene Terms Of Service and Forum Rules   08/23/2007

      Terms of Service Warning: The contracting trades are an activity in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ALL Users must read and agree to these Terms of Service before using this site. This web site is dedicated to the contracting trades, an activity which is inherently dangerous. You should not depend on information gleaned from this site for your personal safety. Your safety depends upon your own judgment based on competent instruction, experience, and a realistic assessment of ability. There are no warranties, either expressed or implied, that the information on this website are accurate and reliable. Your use of this site indicates your assumption of the risk of death or serious injury and is an acknowledgment of your own sole responsibility for your safety. The following terms and conditions are in reference to the The Grime Scene web site and discussion board (www.thegrimescene.com), here in referred to as "The Grime Scene". These terms and conditions apply to all sites, services, and resources within the The Grime Scene. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS The Grime Scene provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (referred to as "TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice. You may review the most current version of the TOS at any time in the Announcements. In addition, when using particular The Grime Scene services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services.
      [*]DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE The Grime Scene provides users with access to informational resources including communication and interactive resources pertaining to the contracting industry. Under no circumstances shall The Grime Scene be liable to any user on account of that user's use or misuse of the site or reliance on the site. Such limitation of liability shall apply to prevent recovery of direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive and exemplary damages (even if The Grime Scene has been advised of the possibility of such damages). Such limitation of liability shall apply whether the damages arise from use or misuse of the site or reliance on the site, from inability to use the site, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of the site or services offered on the site (including such damages incurred by third parties).
      Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages incurred by reason of other services or goods received through or advertised on the site or received through any links provided on the site. .Such limitation shall apply, without limitation, to the costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, lost profits, or lost data. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy. The Grime Scene makes no warranties as to the accuracy of its information and due to the volatile nature of the information contained within The Grime Scene. The Grime Scene can not screen or authenticate all articles, posts, listings or other information.
      [*]TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP & USAGE RESTRICTIONS Site Membership Membership is available to any person over the age of 13 who registers and accurately provides all the required information, provides a legitimate electronic mail address and obtains a unique The Grime Scene member name and password. Membership is non-transferable. The use of web-based email accounts may be denied due to abuse.
      All membership information must be accurate and belong to the person registering. Invalid, incomplete, or falsified information can result in the immediate termination of all membership privileges for that user and, possibly a permanent ban, restricting the member from using any of The Grime Scene’s services at any time.
      Usage of this site is restricted to persons under the age of 13. (you must be over 13 to participate here)
      The Grime Scene is not responsible for the content of any member's posts, and the views expressed on The Grime Scene are the responsibility of the posting member and not The Grime Scene. The Grime Scene does not preview member posts in any way before they appear on the site. Any link posted to a third-party internet address does not imply an endorsement of that site or its content by The Grime Scene.
      The Grime Scene forums are for the discussion of the contracting trades and related topics. While the administrators and moderators of The Grime Scene will attempt to keep all off-topic messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of The Grime Scene Room nor the moderators will be held responsible for the content of any message.
      The Grime Scene forums may contain profanity.
      As a condition of buying and selling items listed in any forum of The Grime Scene, Buyer and Seller agree that The Grime Scene is not brokering or otherwise participating in any purchase or sale. The Grime Scene has no knowledge of the terms of sale, the condition of any items offered for sale, the accuracy of any aspect of the sale or the use to which any item shall be put. Buyer assumes all responsibility for proper use of any item so purchased. Buyer acknowledges that improper use of some or all of the items offered for sale on The Grime Scene may cause serious injury or death. Buyer shall seek qualified assistance and instruction in the use of all items purchased.
      Pornography of any type is not allowed.
      The owners, administrators, and moderators of The Grime Scene reserve both the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason, and the right to suspend or delete any user account for any reason we feel is in violation of the TOS, both explicit and implied.
      Membership in The Grime Scene is a privilege, not a right. We reserve the right to deny service to any person at any time without cause.
      [*]INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY It is the policy of The Grime Scene to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. The Grime Scene will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). Should a violation of intellectual property be discovered, the document(s) or messages in such violation will be removed in a timely manner after any and all investigating has been completed to prove the authenticity of such a claim.
      [*]PUBLIC CONTENT ON THE GRIME SCENE Any and all content posted for inclusion in publicly accessible areas of The Grime Scene are the responsibility of the creator. The Grime Scene makes no claims or warranties about such information or its authenticity. Upon posting any content on The Grime Scene, you grant The Grime Scene the non-exclusive right to publish, modify and use such content solely for the purpose of displaying such content.
      [*]LIMITATION OF RE-USE You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes or noncommercial purposes any portion of the services or content contained within The Grime Scene and its subsidiary sites. In order to use any content, graphical art, photos or files owned by or published by The Grime Scene, direct, written authorization must be obtained from The Grime Scene with no exceptions at any time for any reason.
      [*]LEGAL RESTRICTIONS This agreement shall be constructed and controlled by the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising hereunder will be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland. Each member agrees to personal jurisdiction by tile state and federal courts of the State of Maryland.
      The Grime Scene reserves the right to change, modify or update this TOS agreement at any time without notification. Membership in and the use of resources contained within The Grime Scene constitutes full agreement and acknowledgment of the restrictions, limitations and terms set forth in this agreement.
      [*]Forum Posting Rules The following is a list of basic guidelines about what is and is not allowed while posting on The Grime Scene. These rules are in addition to what is listed in our Terms Of Service . Please read through all of these sections before using our site and contact us if you have questions. Users shall treat each other with respect at all times on The Grime Scene. Name calling, personal attacks, or other inappropriate behavior will not be allowed and may cause your account to be banned.
      Advertising on our site is specific to Contractors and to those Manufacturers and Distributors serving our industry. All Manufacturers and Distributors must have a signature, and should not solicit in the main forums. Please use the vendor area. Members who try to sell products and/or services to contracting professionals in the main forum area may have their accounts privileges suspended or revoked.
      No pornographic material or links to pornographic material may be posted on this site.
      Profanity shall be kept to a minimum. Words that appear to be blanked out with stars (*) are not allowed.
      You may only post material and content that you own. Posting copyrighted material, trademarks, and other violations of the DMCA is prohibited. Anyone posting an article must credit the author and provide a link to the original data.
      These rules may be altered at anytime without notice so please check the Announcements often.
Sign in to follow this  
Ed Reedy

Bidding wall washing

Recommended Posts

I have a customer who wants me to give a bid on wall washing in their condo stairway. How much a hour should I be charging or per sq. ft. I clean their windows every year. thanks! Ed Reedy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Ed Reedy,

Well for starters is it vinyl, wood, stucco etc. On a house wash, I would charge about $0.10 per sqft on a single story and $0.20 for a two. Then I would add the cost for whatever chem. you use. Hope this helps.

_________________--

Eric Rovegno

A.D.E Residential Pressure Washing

Pueblo, Colorado

719-251-0588

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Breezeway type washes are sweet money. We charge a flat rate. As the number of the increases, we will drop the price per breezeway accordingly. Similar to peice work.

if its small, the minimum price should carry. We consider travel time, set up and break down time in our pricing to cover the incidental costs that it takes just to get the job started.

sample: 1 - 3 breezeways=39@

4-6 breezeways=35@ etc.

These prices are examples only, your costs may be different depending upon size and nature of the cleaning.

Most breezeways are just dusty and will be easy to clean.

You may want to factor in the cost of burms for the doors to keep water from getting into the unit if you dont have them already.

Rod~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beth,

What kind of berms do you utilize? I am currently looking at some Flexible berms and the cost is $600.00 for 10'. I think that is a little costly. I read post where some where using Pool hose and sand. My thinking is this. Since the pool hose is rounded and does not sit flush on the ground wouldn't this let water " seep " through?

Wally World have a 30" section for $26.00. I think this would be a cheap tryout and would save ton of money.

Is anyone else using the pool hose method and how is it working for you?

I would like to try this by the weekend. So a quick response is needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unfortunately I think our friend is talking about cleaning interior walls in each of the homes rather than exterior walls or breezways.

The basic method would be to figure how much time it takes to clean say a 8x10 section of wall with no major marks etc. If it takes you an hour and you work at $15 per hour then you just need to know how many 8x10 sections you have to clean.

As in any labor, you need to know what you would charge a customer per hour that has built into it your costs (Insurance, Workers Comp., Wages for the worker, etc.) and profit margin. $15 is a customary charge for a semi-skilled laborer.

You can also charge by the square foot and then add your costs to that number. These costs per sq ft should be standard in your area. For example .08 - .10 for carpet extraction per sq ft. or .25 per sq ft for strip, seal & buff, etc.

In Texas you would charge about .21 cents per sq ft. for wall washing. Exterior pressure washing of walls would be about .10-.11 per sq ft.

If you have any other questions feel free to call any time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As in any labor, you need to know what you would charge a customer per hour that has built into it your costs (Insurance, Workers Comp., Wages for the worker, etc.) and profit margin. $15 is a customary charge for a semi-skilled laborer.

You can also charge by the square foot and then add your costs to that number. These costs per sq ft should be standard in your area. For example .08 - .10 for carpet extraction per sq ft. or .25 per sq ft for strip, seal & buff, etc.

In Texas you would charge about .21 cents per sq ft. for wall washing. Exterior pressure washing of walls would be about .10-.11 per sq ft.

If you have any other questions feel free to call any time.

What about the cost of one's equipment? I like to pay my machine/equipment at least what I'm paying myself which covers the cost of acquistion and upkeep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Equipment costs are considered capital expenditures that are depreciated over time. Equipment is considered part of your start-up costs. Recouping your equipment cost is usually done straight from your bottom line profit. If you spend $1,000.00 on equipment you are not really making any profit until you make the $1,000.00.

When bidding Janitorial contracts we usually include $100 for home office space & 6% of your total labor cost for depreciation and maintenance of equipment.

Bottom line... Stay busy, charge what the market will bare, always give the customer something they were not expecting for free, and let your customers bend your ear talking about themselves a little. You won't have to worry too much about equipment cost or maintenance bills - you will be too busy trying to figure out who you can get to take all of the checks to the bank for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×